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FILE- In this Feb. 5, 2018, file photo, Jerome Powell arrives to take the oath of office as Federal Reserve Board chair at the Federal Reserve in Washington. On Friday, Feb. 23, the Federal Reserve will issue its semi-annual monetary report to Congress, which its new chairman, Powell, will testify about on Capitol Hill next week. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
February 23, 2018 - 6:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve says it expects that the ongoing strength of the U.S. economy will warrant gradual increases in interest rates this year, delivering the same steady-as-it-goes message under new leader Jerome Powell as it had provided under Janet Yellen. The Fed's projection on...
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FILE- In this Feb. 5, 2018, file photo, the seal of the Board of Governors of the United States Federal Reserve System is displayed in the ground at the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building in Washington. The Federal Reserve releases minutes from its January meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 21. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
February 21, 2018 - 3:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials at their January meeting believed that a brightening global economic picture and the effects of recently passed tax cuts had raised the prospect for solid growth and continued interest rate increases. The minutes of the Fed's Jan. 30-31 discussions showed...
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File- This Jan. 22, 2018, file photo shows Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney talking during a television interview outside the White House in Washington. Mulvaney, the former tea party congressman who runs the White House budget office, said Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, that Trump’s new budget, if implemented, would tame the deficit over time, though unlike last year’s submission, it wouldn’t promise to balance the federal ledger eventually. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
February 11, 2018 - 9:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a twist on Washington's truism about presidential budgets being D.O.A., President Donald Trump's 2019 fiscal plan due Monday is dead even before arrival. The original plan was for Trump's new budget to slash domestic agencies even further than last year's proposal, but instead...
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In this Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, photo, Conor Lamb, the Democratic candidate for the March 13 special election in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District, talks about his campaign at his headquarters in Mount Lebanon, Pa. A Pennsylvania congressional race offers an early test of Democrats’ and Republicans’ arguments over the new tax law. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
February 10, 2018 - 12:39 am
NORTH HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) — In southwest Pennsylvania, Democratic congressional hopeful Conor Lamb hammers the new Republican tax law as a gift to corporations and the wealthy that will add to the national debt and give the GOP-led Congress an excuse to gut Social Security and Medicare. Rick...
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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., walks to his office after speaking in the senate floor, at the Capitol, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
February 09, 2018 - 5:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted early Friday to reopen the government and pass a $400 billion budget deal, handing the measure off to the House for a pre-dawn debate where success is not assured. The vote was the first big step in a rush to pick up the pieces of a budget and spending plan that...
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In this image from video from Senate Television, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks on the floor of the Senate Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Senate TV via AP)
February 08, 2018 - 7:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a midnight government shutdown creeping closer, both Republicans and Democrats grappled with internal party divisions in advance of hoped-for showdown votes Thursday night on a massive budget deal. Frustrations mounted as GOP Sen. Rand Paul held up voting on the broad measure...
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February 05, 2018 - 12:01 pm
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s trade and development agency says multinational companies could use U.S. President Donald Trump's tax reform to return $2 trillion to the United States, leading to "sharp reductions" in foreign direct investment worldwide. The U.N. Conference on Trade and Development says...
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a town hall-style meeting, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, at the Cambridge Public Library, in Cambridge, Mass. On the heels of President Donald Trump's State of the Union address, Pelosi spoke about the recently approved federal tax overhaul. Her appearance at the event is part of what organizers say is a nationwide tour featuring members of Congress and others to call attention to the Republican tax plan. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
February 01, 2018 - 2:12 pm
BOSTON (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says the Republican-approved tax overhaul has cast a "dark cloud" over Washington and threatens future budget negotiations. Pelosi appeared in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Thursday at an event organized by opponents of the new tax law. The...
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January 31, 2018 - 7:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department, faced with rising budget deficits, announced Wednesday that the government is increasing the size of various securities offerings while the Congressional Budget Office moved up date when the current debt ceiling will be hit. Treasury officials said they...
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President Donald Trump is handed a pair of Aflac socks by Michael Porter of Columbus, Ga., right, during a meeting with American workers on the impact of the tax reform bill in the Oval Office at the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 31, 2018 - 4:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pushing the Republican tax package through Congress was only half the battle for President Donald Trump. Now that it's the law, convincing Americans that it was a good idea is not just a political imperative but an economic one, too. To boost GOP prospects in the midterm elections...
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